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Am i going mad? MX Linux issue

brolly

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A few weeks ago I was able to clone my live running system using using the MX Live USB Maker like Pinguy Builder would do. This option seems to now be greyed out for some reason. Am i missing something. The only solution i was able to find online directed me to this solution here. I am having no joy with the suggestions. Please help
 
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lekkerlinux

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Maybe you could consider using MX Snapshot?

I don't know if this relates to your problem but installed programs are greyed out in the MX Linux Package installer.
 

brolly

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Maybe you could consider using MX Snapshot?

I don't know if this relates to your problem but installed programs are greyed out in the MX Linux Package installer.

I don't think that method has an option to create a custom live cd of my running OS. In terms of backing up. I use Macrium Reflect. I have an image save on an external drive so all's well with me on the disaster management side of things
 

lekkerlinux

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My disaster management involves storing important stuff in Google Drive and having a installation DVD of tree distros to install if the one on the PC dies.

I saw Debian based Q40S die in front of my eyes this year, very traumatic experience. I found a CD on the floor in the dust with Zorin 9 on it and installed that after getting a "unrecognized file system" message while using Q40S.

Pardon Brolly, I am off topic again, I hope someone else can help you with your problem. Just have to wait, they are in other times zones.
 

brolly

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My disaster management involves storing important stuff in Google Drive and having a installation DVD of tree distros to install if the one on the PC dies.

I saw Debian based Q40S die in front of my eyes this year, very traumatic experience. I found a CD on the floor in the dust with Zorin 9 on it and installed that after getting a "unrecognized file system" message while using Q40S.

Pardon Brolly, I am off topic again, I hope someone else can help you with your problem. Just have to wait, they are in other times zones.
By the look of things we'll probably go off topic in an off topic thread lol
 

Tolkem

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My disaster management involves storing important stuff in Google Drive and having a installation DVD of tree distros to install if the one on the PC dies.

I saw Debian based Q40S die in front of my eyes this year, very traumatic experience. I found a CD on the floor in the dust with Zorin 9 on it and installed that after getting a "unrecognized file system" message while using Q40S.

Pardon Brolly, I am off topic again, I hope someone else can help you with your problem. Just have to wait, they are in other times zones.
@lekkerlinux which version of Q4OS were you using? They tend to publish many beta releases. For instance, Q4OS 2.7 Scorpion seems to be the stable one with support up to 2022 and Q4OS 3.7 centaurus the release candidate for the next series. I tried Q4OS in a VM and even installed the trinity desktop in Arch but still like XFCE better.
 

lekkerlinux

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which version of Q4OS were you using?
I was using the stable version with the KDE desktop. Q40S had a lot of freezes and I find that MX Linux is much better, I just don't know how to get Clementine to recognize my Cd's.

Pardon off topic again.
 

lekkerlinux

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Now I am going mad, Brolly! I installed Budgie destop enviroment in MX Linux from the paxkage installer but can't see where I boot into that.
 

brolly

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@lekkerlinux with some distros you have to logout and select which DE you want to boot into from that screen. It depends on the layout of the distro login screen. refer to the attached image. this is an ubuntu example
 

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lekkerlinux

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@lekkerlinux with some distros you have to logout and select which DE you want to boot into from that screen. It depends on the layout of the distro login screen. refer to the attached image. this is an ubuntu example
Yes, I remember that from Zorin 9 but have no such options in MX Linux, just the normal boot loader with only the option of booting into different kernels.
 

brolly

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Now I am going mad, Brolly! I installed Budgie destop enviroment in MX Linux from the paxkage installer but can't see where I boot into that.
@lekkerlinux when you logout from MX Linux look at the top right corner where there is the clock, stickman etc. You will see an icon with a few horzontal lines. Click on that icon and you will see different sessions e.g. XFCE. Thats where your Budgie session will be.Select Budgie and login as normal. You should see your Budgie session. Likewise if want to revert to your default session logout again and click the horizontal lines and select it.
 

lekkerlinux

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Thanks, Brolly I figured it out. I must first log out before choosing the DE.

I tried Budgie and LXDE and they don't even have wallpaper in MX Linux. I also tried to make Rhythmbox work with no luck.

I am back using Lubuntu 18.04 with LXDE. Ugly bit everything works.

I wish that every Tom, Dick and Harry would rather find other hobbies than to bring out Linux distros that you have to complete yourself becuase their distros are half finished products.
 

lekkerlinux

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@lekkerlinux FWIW, I think MX-Linux is one of the most complete distros out there besides being really stable and easy to use.
Yes, the only problem I had was that I couldn't get the default music player, Clementine to recognize my CD's and Rhythmbox didn't work either. Apart from that MX Linux had good features like easily switching kernels if you wanted too and having the choice of a huge selection of programs from the stable and testing repos.

I understand that many people would like MX Linux, Manjaro, Ubuntu and Windows 10 because of the big software selection. I just see them as bloated.

In Lubuntu I just chose to install the extra codecs and stuff during the installation and after installed Rhythmbox from the command line. Popped in a CD and it immediately recognized it and I just ripped away. Many people don't listen to music on Cd's anyway these days.

Lubuntu is even slower than MX Linux, but it plays everything you pop in the optical drive, music or movies and all the other stuff works. Firefox, Abiword, document viewer and image viewer.

The same applies to Ubuntu, which gives you the choice of a minimal program install without the bloat,.

The eye candy was just starting to hurt my eyes after a while.

I just got tired after trying out Q40s, Antergos, Manjaro, Solus, Zorin 15, MX Linux and hitting some brig wall, I could not pass. I used Zorin 9 for years, but the latest version has internet connection problems on my PC, so I finally settled for Lubuntu.

I will only distro hop again if the Lubuntu project ends.
 

Tolkem

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@lekkerlinux weird that about clementine not recognizing cds. In my wife's laptop with MX I ripped some cds using clementine and as far as I can remember I didn't have any problems.
understand that many people would like MX Linux, Manjaro, Ubuntu and Windows 10 because of the big software selection. I just see them as bloated.
That's why I love Arch; I can install as much soft as I want and need.
 

brolly

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Yes, the only problem I had was that I couldn't get the default music player, Clementine to recognize my CD's and Rhythmbox didn't work either. Apart from that MX Linux had good features like easily switching kernels if you wanted too and having the choice of a huge selection of programs from the stable and testing repos.

I understand that many people would like MX Linux, Manjaro, Ubuntu and Windows 10 because of the big software selection. I just see them as bloated.

In Lubuntu I just chose to install the extra codecs and stuff during the installation and after installed Rhythmbox from the command line. Popped in a CD and it immediately recognized it and I just ripped away. Many people don't listen to music on Cd's anyway these days.

Lubuntu is even slower than MX Linux, but it plays everything you pop in the optical drive, music or movies and all the other stuff works. Firefox, Abiword, document viewer and image viewer.

The same applies to Ubuntu, which gives you the choice of a minimal program install without the bloat,.

The eye candy was just starting to hurt my eyes after a while.

I just got tired after trying out Q40s, Antergos, Manjaro, Solus, Zorin 15, MX Linux and hitting some brig wall, I could not pass. I used Zorin 9 for years, but the latest version has internet connection problems on my PC, so I finally settled for Lubuntu.

I will only distro hop again if the Lubuntu project ends.
Have you tried right clicking on the drive and selecting "open with" and then set that programme to be default?
 

lekkerlinux

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That's why I love Arch; I can install as much soft as I want and need.
I absolutely loved Antergos!!! Some program called yay broke when it updated to a new version and I gave up too soon, instead of just waiting for a fix.

That is the one that got away! You never now what you have until you loose it.

"I will do my crying in the rain." A-Ha(the Band)
 

lekkerlinux

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Have you tried right clicking on the drive and selecting "open with" and then set that programme to be default?
Yes I know about that, but it was not the problem.

The problem was that it played the songs but did not recognize them. In MX Linux.

On Lubuntu, Rhythmbox shows the album and songs instantly on start up. I just click extract and there it goes saving the CD to hard drive.
 

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